Objective: Determination of rhodanese and comparing it’s activity in urogenital system of sheep.
Design: Rhodanese was assayed by using Sorbo’s method and obtained data were analysed via t student test and one way ANOVA.
Animals: Five male and female urogenital system of sheep.
Procedure: Rhodanese activity was determinated via measuring of potassium thiosulfate based on Sorbo’s method. The data were analysed based on the t student test and one way analysis variance.
Rhodanese activity of different parts of a system was analysed by student test and rhodanese activity in each system was compared with other system by one way analysis.
Stastical analysis: Student “t” test and one way ANOVA.
Results: The rhodanese activity was observed in different parts
of male and female of sheep urogenital system. Rhodancse activity in kidney cortex was more than other parts of kidney. Rhodanese activity was also observed in all parts of ram genital system, but it’s activity was very low, except testis and prostate gland. Rhodanese activity in testis and prostste gland was higher than other parts of
urogenital system (P£ 0/05). Rhodancse activity in ewe genital system compaired to her kidney cortex and her liver was lower and it’s activity in cervix mucosa was higher than other parts of this
system (P£ 0/05) .
Conclusion: High rate of rhodanese activity in kidney cortex was
indicated that kidney cortex is very importante for cyanid detoxification such as liver. High rate of rhodanese activity in prostate gland
and testis indicated that they have an importante role for supporting
and protecting of spermatozoids. J. Fac. Vet. Med. Univ. Tehran. 58, 2. 115420, 2003.